Spartans Take Tri-Meet with Strong Team Effort

Spartans Take Tri-Meet with Strong Team Effort

YORK, PA – The York College women’s swimming team captured a pair of victories Saturday afternoon, downing Penn State-Altoona 164-37 and Capital Athletic Conference foe Gallaudet 150-55 in tri-meet action at York’s Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The Spartan record improves to 4-3 on the season including 2-2 in conference.
     The Spartans grabbed six overall individual first-place finishes to go along with their first and second place spots in both the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.
     York began the meet by taking the 200-medley relay in a time of 2:01.79. The team of Allison Brophy (Reading, Pa./Reading), Michaela Guild (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti), Lisa King (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright), and Bridget Miller (Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's) combined for the victory. Molly Wasik (York, Pa./Spring Grove), Collen Nolan (Annandale, Va./Annandale), Liz Grey (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy), and Ashley Stanton (Columbia, Md./Hammond) finished just over a tenth of a second behind the first-place crew with a time of 2:01.90.
     Alison Beverly (Andover, N.J./Newton) kicked off the individual races with a win for the Spartans as she placed first in the 1,000 freestyle, touching the wall at 11:59.22.
     Senior Miller and freshman Guild backed up Beverly’s victory by claiming individual wins of their own. Miller secured the 200 freestyle for the green and white with a time of 2:09.45, while Guild took the 50 freestyle event in 27.18. 
     In the 100 freestyle, Stanton notched the victory by touching in at 57.98. Wasik and Hannah Bell (Red Lion, Pa./Mountainview International) captured the Spartans final two individual first-place spots, taking the 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle races respectively. Wasik traversed the 100 yards in 1:06.39 while Bell’s 5:50.64 was the top time in the 500 free.
     The 200 freestyle relay squad of Stanton, Bell, Wasik, and Miller secured the final race of the meet for the green and white, clocking in at 1:47.45. The group of Guild, Kaitlyn Estes (Athens, Pa./Athens Area), Kristin Leonard (Herndon, Va./Herndon), and Beverly notched second with a time of 1:52.65.
     Seven Spartans picked up second-place finishes as Kaitlin Crean (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) posted second in the 200 freestyle and Brophy finished in the number two slot in the 50 freestyle. King registered a pair of individual seconds in the 200 IM and the 100 freestyle. Grey took second in the 100 butterfly while Leonard and Nolan finished second in the 100 backstroke and 100 breaststroke respectively.
     York will take to the pool next weekend as they host CAC foe St. Mary’s (Md.) in a 1:00 pm tilt.



Photo courtesy of Steve Doemland